PONTIAC, MI – Today, Wednesday June 10th, 2020, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of Deputy Gary Garza who lost a courageous battle with cancer.
Deputy Garza was a 20-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and held positions in Corrections, Courts, Road Patrol, and was a School Resource Officer for Clarkston Community Schools for the past five
years where he was well-liked by the students.
“Deputy Garza was the epitome of who a police officer should be,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. He lived his life with dignity and high standards, which was reflected in his loyalty to the Sheriff’s Office. Gary was dedicated to his beloved wife and daughter and my heart aches for them with the void his passing has created. Deputy Garza was an asset to this agency and will forever be remembered for the lives he impacted during his career, especially the kids he mentored while serving as a School Resource Officer in Clarkston.”
Deputy Garza received many honors in his 20 years at the Sheriff’s Office. He was given the Sheriff’s Special Commendation Citation in 2019 and a Commendation Award in 2011. He received numerous letters of appreciation from the community for his efforts as well as from other law enforcement agencies.
The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office send their deepest condolences to Deputy Garza’s family. Rest in Peace, Deputy Garza. We will take it from here.
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